Yet another one of my favourite bands from the 90s, The Afghan Whigs, is on the reunion roundabout. After a decade or more as a Twilight Singer, Gutter Twin and all round top-bloke, Greg Dulli got the original Cincinnati alt soul rockers back together last year for a tour.
These live dates have now evolved into a couple of recordings. And after the release of the down-tempo cover of ‘See and Don’t See’ back in May, now comes a cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lovecrimes’. By all accounts this has been a staple of their live shows for a while now but the timing couldn’t be better with Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ blowing up and dividing the blogosphere. Here’s hoping the Whigs can surf that wave back into the cognoscenti’s consciousness.